Takes president to task for tax increases

To the Editor:

He repeatedly told us while campaigning for president that no American making less than $250 thousand would ever see a penny's tax increase if he got elected.

Rep. Joe Wilson yelled "You lie!" at a State of the Union address when this same man claimed the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) would not cover illegal aliens.

Sarah Palin was ostracized when she said there were "death panels" included in the bill.

Let's sort this all out, shall we?

For starters, since this man was sworn in as president of the United States, tax rates have changed thusly:

Top income tax bracket went from 35 to 39.6 percent.

Top payroll tax went from 32.4 to 52.2 percent.

Capital gains went from 15 to 28 percent.

Dividend tax went from 15 to 39.6 percent.

Estate (death/inheritance) tax went from 0 to 55 percent.

Many of these tax increases (yes, they are) were in the health care bill. Not a single Republican -- not even the RINOs -- voted for it.

When the unemployment rate hit 5.5 percent under George W. Bush, he was called a failure.

The actual unemployment rate, including those who've quit the system, is, as of July, approximately 18 percent, and that's labeled a success.

Regulations are being printed off by the thousand, crippling businesses nationwide.

The borders don't exist anymore, and many thousands of illegals from as many as 70 countries are pouring into America, including gang members and radical Muslims.

The Fed is printing money every day, despite Federal Reserve chaiman Ben Bernanke's pledge not to monetize the debt.

Our military is being torn asunder, and our allies shown the high hat. The races are at war levels, due to purposeful inflaming and demagoguery by leftists and said president. And now that the election is past, the individual mandate that up to 80 percent of "employed by others" are legally forced to pay... is due.

In addition, Rep. Joe Wilson was not wrong, and the presidential promise that the health care bill would not cover abortion was also proven a lie.

Sarah Palin's claim there were "death panels" in said bill was also proven to be completely true.

The two questions I have are these:

1) If people who criticized a black president for lying are labeled racists and said president turns out to be a profligate liar at every turn, are these people -- me among them -- still racists?

2) If a tree falls in an Obama supporter's head, does it make a sound?

Happy New Year.

Jim Griffin